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Stachys floridana /Florida Betony

Stachys floridana  / Stachys floridana
Flowers in late winter
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Flowers in late winter

Typical foliage of a well established patch of Florida betony

Typical netword of underground stems that makes this perennial a most difficult weed to control

Flowering in late winter and early spring before the weed goes dormant for the summer

Dense foliage

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Scientific Name: Stachys floridana
Common Name: Florida Betony
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a terrible weed that infests flower beds, ground covers, lawns and is most difficult to eradicate. It is a square stemmed perennial that produces active growth from late fall through the spring and is dormant during the summer. Plants are spread by underground rhizomes and white tubers that are segmented into units somewhat like the segments of a rattlesnake.